Entries by Linda Ciotola

Ministerial Services and Spiritual Support

As an interfaith minister of the Universal Life Church I am ordained and credentialed to perform all the duties of the ministry including weddings, prayer services, baptisms, memorial services, rites of passage, house blessings and any other special occasions at a mutually agreed upon location. In addition I am able to combine my ministry with […]

Behaviors and Characteristics

Many of the following behavioral characteristics have been observed among eating-disorder patients Dieting, restricting, fasting Bingeing – a typical binge consists of 3,000 to 10,000 calories being ingested between 20-40 minutes

Diet and Mood

Eating disorders often begin with diet. A person with low self-esteem attempts to feel better by dieting to look slimmer, perhaps in an attempt to conform to the current societal ideal (slender for women; lean and muscular for men).

Recognizing & Treating Depression

Linda Ciotola, M. Ed.,CHES, TEP Sources: National Institutes of Mental Health; Blue Cross/Blue Shield (Vitality); American Counseling Association; Wellness Networking Group According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, depression affects about 19 million Americans. The effects are far-reaching, impacting not only personal well-being, but family interactions, work place performance, and even financial security.